A Prayer for the Harvest

By Al McNicoll

Harvest being taken in

Father, please send workers into the harvest field, for the harvest is plentiful. Give us compassion and faith LORD as we go. Encourage us to be active in sharing our faith, so that we will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. (Matthew and Philemon)

Father open a door for your message, so that we may clearly proclaim the mystery of Christ, (Col 4) and LORD open the eyes of those who hear the message - and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Christ. (Acts 26:18)

Strengthen and embolden those who proclaim the gospel, that we will not be ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. (Rom 1:16)

Father, we pray that out of your glorious riches you may strengthen many with power through your Spirit in their inner being, 'so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. And we pray that they would be rooted and established in love, and have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at Work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. (Eph 3)